Understanding meltblown and a market gone mad

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COVID-19 supply & demand

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Worldwide staple fiber-based nonwoven consumption

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Meltblown process

Everyone now seems to have heard of meltblown, but what is meltblown? Meltblown is the term for one of the methods of forming resins/fibers into nonwoven material. Meltblown is typically known for: Fine fibers – Meltblown is typically differentiated by its fiber size. Random fiber orientation High surface area – As a result of the …

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Tenowo AAMI level 2 gowns

As we consider how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the nonwovens industry, it is important to start with an understanding of the numerous nomenclature issues associated with nonwovens.    The majority of the nonwoven material in demand as a result of the pandemic is spunlaid. The primary method for categorizing nonwoven capacity and production is …

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Nonwoven production

Staple fiber represents nearly two-thirds (59%) of the resin and staple fiber used in the nonwovens industry. The consumption of staple fibers by drylaid, wetlaid, and airlaid short-fiber nonwovens production in 2018 was about 8.8 million tonnes, 35% more than five years before. The worldwide production of nonwoven roll goods reached 14.9 million tonnes in …

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